Federalist 75: “The Joint Possession of the Power” | Hamilton on the President, the Senate, and the Making of Treaties 

December 18, 2023   Joseph Kochanek

  • Rights and Liberties
  • Podcast

We often begin these podcasts with three big ideas concerning the essay under review – here are three big ideas from Federalist 75: 

Big idea one: in Federalist 75 Hamilton offered analysis of the treaty-making power in the Constitution in light of theoretical claims about the separation of powers and its opposite under the Constitution. 

Big idea two: In Federalist 75 Hamilton described the dangers at stake in allowing the president sole power to engage in treaty-making, and the benefits of the Senate’s role in making treaties.

Big idea three: Hamilton in Federalist 75 pointed out the hazards of involving the House in the making of treaties.